Afghanistan | News | In focus | Emergency Humanitarian Action, March 2016

Emergency Humanitarian Action, March 2016

Print PDF

WHO-supported mobile clinicAziza gets a medical check-up and health education at a WHO-supported mobile clinic in a camp for internally displaced persons in Kabul

Latest updates

  • Health facilities in many provinces remain closed due to insecurity and increasing violent conflict.
  • Between January and March, 89 000 people have been displaced due to conflict — 27 000 people were displaced during March (OCHA).
  • WHO continued to build national capacity in mass casualty management and provided life-saving medicines and medical supplies to health facilities.
  • 10 incidents against health workers and facilities occurred in the first quarter of 2016 — a 40% increase from 2015 (OCHA).

Emergency and Humanitarian Action, March 2016 [pdf 577kb]

WHO distributed medicines and medical supplies to the provinces for contingency flood preparedness and responseWHO distributed medicines and medical supplies to the provinces for contingency flood preparedness and response


Photo essays

Photo essays

Photo essays

Key health-related statistics

Population (m) 29.7
Health expenditure (% of GDP) 9.5
Adult (15+) literacy rate (%) 34.8
Life expectancy at birth F/M (2010) 63.2-63.6

Sources: Central Statistics office, Afghanistan National health Accounts, Afghanistan Living Conditions Survey, Afghanistan mortality survey. 

Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Afghanistan country health profile

Regional Health Observatory

WHO Afghanistan Programme Overview 

Contact us

WHO Representative
UNOCA Compound, Jalalabad Road
Pul-e-Charkhi
Kabul

Afghanistan WHO headquarters page